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Music and it's efeects on Seniors with Dementia

    Humans and birds share something in common that doesn't exist
in the rest of the animal kingdom. The appreciation for music and the
urge to dance to it. Something about the order of the rhythm and the
journey of the melody trigger real emotions in us. They don't just
trigger emotions though. Just like aromas they can also trigger
memories that the brain has attached to certain songs, bands, or
genres. This makes music a unique tool for treating memory and
behavioral issues like Dementia and Alzheimer's Syndrome.
    Patients in a memory care facilities often have erratic
behavior that puts added stress into their environment and can
interrupt the usefulness of medication and other treatments.
Alternatives like music, light, and aroma therapies can be used to
great effect to supplement patients treatment during these times of
sporadic behavior. Something to note, however, is that every person
associates memories and emotions to different music. This implies that
one person's 'good' song can be another person's 'bad' song. In turn
this suggests, when using music for therapy, headphones or a private
room help target the treatment to a singular patient.
    Clinical studies have found several specific benefits from
music therapy. Both learning a new instrument and to a lesser degree
listening, bolsters memory recall and cognitive abilities. Other
studies show that music also improves the perception of their quality
of life. It's also been found to decrease the body's stress response,
anxiety, anger, and depression symptoms.
  Learning and playing musical instruments have heightened
effects on supporting memory and emotional modification. Drumming has
been one of the best ways to vent anger and other negative emotions in
a healthy way and can reverse the hormonal stress response.
For more information visit these resources below.

by Sharon Bryant
June 01, 2014
Music Therapy for the Alzheimer’s Disease Patient
by Amy Wong, MS
December 7, 2012

10 Comments to Music and it's efeects on Seniors with Dementia:

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Fred Patrick on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 3:50 AM
good post, thanks for nice sharing
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Dan on Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:16 AM
I agree.

Robert on Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:39 AM
Thank you for sharing this! Great post.
Reply to comment on Thursday, May 3, 2018 5:43 AM
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John doe on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:12 AM
This is a really good post. Thank you for sharing.
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John awdefrgyhy on Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:57 AM
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rush essay review on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:38 PM
Very well said, You provide an extremely accurate content which very helpful and informative stuff. I'm sure that you can help everyone who undergoes the therapy and also to those who suffer the illness and they don't know what they are going to do. I admit that can decrease a body stress and also it can make you happy but of course, it depends on the music that you've listened.
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Ed L. on Friday, August 17, 2018 3:08 AM
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PRP for Knee Lincoln Hwy on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 11:21 PM
This is really great information found here, I really like your blog. Thanks very much for the share. Keep posting.
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Vinson on Monday, April 15, 2019 5:23 PM
I agree on every points written by the author of this article. Music therapy has its unique place in improving condition of a patient with dementia. Even a normal person without dementia find some music soothing and relaxing.
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